Category: Entertaining

Holidays, parties, and good times can be found archived here.

mermaid baby shower

Entertaining

My Mermaid Baby Shower

Before Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings, my first love was mermaids. 🧜🏼‍♀️ It all started at age two when I got The Little Mermaid on VHS for Christmas. I used to put socks on my Barbies so they could be mermaids. I remember seeing Disney on Ice and yelling to Ursula,… Read more »

Dining room setup for Thanksgiving

Entertaining, Holidays

A Recap of Our 2018 Thanksgiving

Yesterday Joshua and I successfully hosted our first Thanksgiving in the Mediterranean Modern! Everything turned out lovely, and now I am even more excited to host Christmas! The day started with me + a cup of coffee ☕️ watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Joshua made breakfast for the two of us, and during commercial… Read more »

Dining room decorated for Easter #thelovelygeek

Entertaining

Easter 2016 + Appetizer Recipes

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! On Sunday, I hosted Easter dinner for my family. I spent all morning and afternoon cooking (and cleaning) while Joshua cleaned up the front yard. I managed to get all the cooking done by 3:45pm and then family started showing up a little after 4pm. Home Decor… Read more »

#NYELAN2015

Entertaining

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year! Joshua and I hosted our annual New Year’s Party, so we celebrated with good friends, good food, and lots of confetti! One of the activities we did is had people fill out some 2015 memory cards. Here’s the memories people shared: Most Overrated Celebrity Story This Year Anything having to do with… Read more »

Christmas 2015

Entertaining

Christmas 2015

Another successful Christmas is in the books! I know I’m a little late on this post, but better late than never! As long as I get it in by the end of the year I’m good. 😉 Christmas Eve I was lucky enough to have the day off, so I spent the morning running errands… Read more »

#NYELAN2014

Entertaining

Happy 2015!

As tradition, we rang in 2015 with about 15-20 people at our annual New Year’s Eve Party & LAN Party. Attendance was down slightly this year due to most people out with a cold, but we still had a good time with the people that were able to make it. We had a delicious spread… Read more »

Christmas 2014

Entertaining

Christmas 2014

After a couple days of R&R I’m happy to report we had a wonderful Christmas. We went to Christmas Eve mass, exchanged gifts with family, and had a fantastic dinner. Oh and the house didn’t look too bad either. The tree is in a new spot this year. Instead of it being in front of… Read more »

Fajita Dinner

Entertaining

An Impromptu Dinner Party

My sister Dani and her boyfriend John came up for the weekend to watch the house for us while we were in Napa, and last night we had a bunch of friends over for a fajita dinner party! The ladies (Becca, Jackie, and Danielle) hung out in the kitchen with us nomming on gluten-free chips… Read more »